Useless Horror Film Trivia: Mummy Edition

Hammer Films Fans, This One’s For You!

The Mummy (1932) – The film’s poster currently holds the record for the most money paid for a movie poster at an auction with more than $453,500.

The Mummy (1932) – Makeup artist Jack P. Pierce spent eight hours a day applying Boris Karloff’s makeup.

The Ghoul (1933) – Recognized as the first British horror film of the sound era.

The Mummy’s Ghost (1944) – Lon Chaney Jr. is really bleeding from his chin in one scene after a production assistant failed to switch out real glass for breakaway glass, which Chaney trashed during filming and sent glass into his face.

The Mummy (1959) – Recognized as the only Hammer film in which Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Michael Ripper all appear.

The Mummy’s Shroud (1967) – Peter Cushing is often listed as the uncredited narrator, but in reality it was Tim Turner.

The Mummy’s Shroud (1967) – Recognized as the last Hammer production to be shot at Bray Studios.

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971) – Director Seth Holt died from a heart attack before completing this film and was replaced by Michael Carreras.

The Awakening (1980) – Released 77 years after its source novel, Bram Stoker’s “The Jewel of Seven Stars,” in 1903.

The Awakening (1980) – Recognized as one of the first horror Egyptology films to be shot on location in Egypt instead of in a sound stage.

Day of the Mummy (2015) – This film was shot in just ten days in the dead of winter.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)

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